Frontier Gateway Museum

The Frontier Gateway Museum is the official museum of Dawson County, Montana, offering a wide variety of historical items and interpretive displays chronicling the human and natural history of Eastern Montana. The museum interior and its grounds house an eclectic collection of local historical artifacts ranging from Native American to mid-20th century as Glendive and Dawson County grew from a rugged frontier outpost to a modern community. The museum also contains a paleontology exhibit. It is also the first official stop on the Montana Dinosaur Trail. Those traveling the Montana Dinosaur Trail can obtain their Dinosaur Trail Passports, passport stamps, and related memorabilia at the museum.

The Main Floor:

Period Dress Displays

Military Uniforms

1895 Piano

Musical Display

Sewing Display



The Basement:

See a recreation of early Glendive stores with names of some of the earliest shops in Glendive. This includes the Glendive Times, Bee Hive Store, a general store and much more!

Contact Information

Frontier Gateway Museum
Reservations and Information:

201 State St.Glendive, MT 59330 US

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Monday-Saturday 9:00-5:00; Sunday 1:00-5:00
  • Seasons Open

    Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Prices and Fees

    Admission is free
  • Accessibility

    The upper level of the museum and the museum grounds are handicap accessible. The basement level of the museum is not handicap accessible.

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